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Posted in: Water recycling system at nuclear plant stops again See in context

Globalwatcher, I think you have me confused with someone else. Im just a housewife, no access to Kan's team! No one cares what I think, noone who can do anything about it. The situation in Fukushima scares me witless, and Tepco do not seem like the right people for the task in hand. In fact, I think they have proved themselves to be not up to the job. But what can I do about it? Leave, perhaps, but that is about it.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns ban on video game sales to kids See in context

This is a parental decision, and not something the government should be sticking its nose into. I hate nanny states.

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Posted in: Can sexting be an illness? See in context

How many wives are out there sending photos of their sexy bits to strange men?! Come on! This is a mainly male problem. All these men who say it is fine, would you be ok with it if it was your girlfriend or wife sending photos of her bits to other men?

Cheating in the flesh is another matter, and wrong whether it is the man or the wife cheating. It just hurts too many people.

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Posted in: Water recycling system at nuclear plant stops again See in context

Globalwatcher, that would certainly increase incentive for Tepco to get the job done swiftly, and perhaps satisfy some primal desire to make them pay for the suffering they have caused, however, I dont think that lack of incentive is the problem. I do not believe Tepco have the expertise to get the job done properly, or quickly.

They need better people, better minds, better managers, better logistics. Tepco's people are just not good enough, whether or not they are incentivised to within an inch of their lives is neither here or there.

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Posted in: Water recycling system at nuclear plant stops again See in context

Please please get Tepco out of the driving seat. There has to be a better team that can be put together.

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Posted in: Can sexting be an illness? See in context

Goddog, any woman who hits on a married man, or a man who is not expressly single is deluded at best, totally uncaring about the damage she is causing at worst.

If someone's husband is sexual, in whatever way with another woman, it is a big deal, a very big deal. Mine would be out the door if he did to me what this man did to his wife. It shows a total lack of respect for his wife, or their marriage.

It is not a sickness, it is a total lack of control or respect.

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Posted in: Sugiura, Mifune tout benefits of mineral water See in context

I only buy imported mineral water which I know is not contaminated by radioactive particles. I use it for cooking, washing veg, drinking, brushing teeth. Not wasting water is a bit of work, and it is expensive but at least I have peace of mind we are not drinking caesium or iodine 131.

I would never buy this brand - it is just tap water, which has been filtered and bottled as far as I can see, and probably Japanese in origin.

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Posted in: Pachinko parlors and vending machines use up 10 million kilowatts of power a year, which is just about the amount of the Fukushima nuclear power plants. See in context

Companies need to stand by this Cool Biz initiative, and tell employees to wear short sleeves, shorts or linen trousers etc. All these poor men going into the office in long sleeves, and suit trousers, with the only concession being their ties in the bags instead of round their necks are absolutely roasting for no good reason.

Vending machines, Pachinko parlors, theme parks and other large scale entertainment needs to be shelved if it draws energy from sectors which need it. Not good for the economy, but surely we all just need to get through this summer. There has to be work clearing and rebuilding, which will offset some of the unemployment in the meantime. I would love to see armies of workers setting up alternative energy sources - wind power, solar power, it all helps.

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Posted in: Can sexting be an illness? See in context

Great, even if their sex life was nonexistent, he had no right to stray. He engaged with people sexually with no regard for his marriage, or his career. If he was not happy with his wife, then divorce or separation is the way to go instead of public humiliation and betrayal. I dont know about illness, perhaps a sign of someone so arrogant that they feel beyond reproach that they will never be caught, or with a total lack of respect for everyone around him, including those poor deluded women he sent photos to.

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Posted in: Can sexting be an illness? See in context

So its ok for a married man to engage in this type of behavior, as long as they dont get caught, Great? Sex with his WIFE would have been good and healthy, what Wiener did was neither of those things.

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Posted in: There is particular concern among foreign residents with children. And on the professional level, some are worried about the economy and their employment situation. See in context

Before Fukushima, we were probably here in Japan for the rest of our lives, now we are applying for work outside of Japan. Japan is finished.

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Posted in: Consumption tax burden will hit the poor See in context

y3chome, we cant justify spending 1000 yen a day on his lunch either, but I suppose he would rather tolerate overspending on lunch than being different from his workmates. I leave it there for him, if he doesnt eat it, then some other hungry family member/dog usually does!

If you use left overs from the previous nights supper, bento are even cheaper to make at home, and with a bit of work can be much nicer than anything you can buy in the shops.

It will lower consumption, we just bought new household goods and clothes, and dont intend to buy anything other than food and pay bills for the next year, Let the people who bought Tepco stock/created this disaster be liable for costs to the point of bankruptcy, then use the money that was donated, and then let the taxpayer make up the shortfall. If we had been asked in a referendum we would have voted against nuclear power, so why should we pay?

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Posted in: TEPCO struggling with water treatment system at plant See in context

Tepco need to be removed and the Japanese government should accept all the help it has been offered from abroad. Tepco are clearly not up to the job, and it is risking far too much to continue to let them mess up, hide and fail to solve this.

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Posted in: Consumption tax burden will hit the poor See in context

Dentshop, I used to do exactly that for my salaryman husband - homemade bento, in a cool box, with a big flask of mugicha. He said he didnt want it anymore, as it was embaressing as it looked like we couldnt afford for him to buy lunch out, and the other men in the office were teasing him that he didnt buy lunch from a combini. I promise I didnt make his onigiri look like anpanman, or anything shaming for a fully grown man. It cost me 200 or so yen a day to make a nice lunch for him, now he is spending at least 1000 yen a day on lunch and coffee. If food prices go up further, it is going to be very difficult, there will be no extra spending on anything.

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Posted in: How do you intend to cope with the heat without turning the air conditioner on? See in context

Those gel pads you can stick on foreheads and necks are good, the ones you can sleep on are very nice. I dont find a fan does anything at all. I also find those water aerosolised sprays of mineral water really do cool down the skin.

I have to admit I folded and turned on the aircon midday today. It was just far too hot and I couldnt cope. I can manage at night right now, but whether I will still be able to sleep in August even with towel-kets, gelsheets, and a fan, I dont know.

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Posted in: Jero to make musical debut in ‘Blues in the Night’ See in context

You should be running through these J-girls like a hot knife through butter.

Yuck, netninja! Do you not see how horrible that imagery is? Jero seems like a nice bloke who has found his niche. I hate enka, but good luck to him.

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Posted in: AKB48's 'newest member' turns out to be computer-generated image See in context

Well I won a bet, I knew she wasn't be real!

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Posted in: Woman dies after being stabbed in Saitama car park See in context

Having had the misfortune to have had a rather necessary ambulance ride in Japan, I can attest to the phoning round trying to find a hospital willing to take the patient, whilst the patient is waiting in the back of the ambulance and the paramedics doing nothing at all. I was not impressed. Surely all hospitals have medical staff in them, and they should treat people as and when the need arises and not pick and choose who and when to treat. How many people could be saved if they were immediately taken to the nearest facility!

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Posted in: Teachers pin down knife-wielding man with two-pronged 'man catcher' See in context

This man drew attention to himself and the fact he was carrying a knife. It sounds like a sad attempt at suicide-by-cop. I wonder if the sasumata would have been effective on a younger man, with stronger intent to follow through?

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